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BOSTON (July 8, 2019) – The Museum of Science, Boston is looking forward to the future of space exploration and reflecting on 50 years on the Moon with the celebration Moon Landing 50th: One Giant Anniversary. Throughout the month of July, the Museum will take part in and host a variety of moon-related celebrations, culminating in a weekend extravaganza of space-themed programming and activities on July 19th and 20th. The One Giant Anniversary celebration, will include presentations from Apollo 11 engineers, special Planetarium shows, space-related hands-on activities, and more. Through a wide variety of activities and programming, the Museum will celebrate all that has been accomplished and all that is to come for humanity and the Moon.
“The present moment is an exciting time for space travel, as we look forward to the future and reflect on the past fifty years of human exploration on the Moon,” said Annette Sawyer, Vice President, Education Division at the Museum of Science. “At the Museum, we look for opportunities to connect the public to STEM in fun and meaningful ways; the study of space provides ample opportunity to examine STEM in all its forms. In reflecting on the risks, sacrifices, and strides made by the pioneers of the Apollo Space program, we hope to cultivate a deeper appreciation for the incredible work being done by today’s space explorers and inspire the next generation.”
The wide variety of programming offered in celebration of the anniversary will allow learners of all interests and ages to participate in space and STEM-related activities intended to spark their interest in asking questions and learning more.
In addition to the anniversary-themed events, the Museum will continue to host the program, Astronomy After Hours, a free moon-and-stargazing program which runs every Friday night from April to October in the Museum’s Gilliland Observatory. Additionally, the Museum’s permanent exhibit, To The Moon, features full-size models of the Apollo and Mercury capsules, a timeline documenting the key era of human space exploration, and allows visitors to learn about the Apollo program through memorabilia and more.
More information is available here: https://www.mos.org/public-events/moon-landing-50th.
About the Museum of Science, Boston
One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. Visit: http://www.mos.org.
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